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Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre accessibility

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Please note: We are working to improve access so that everyone feels like they belong and can use our services. Access is worked on during the planning, design and construction of projects. While much has been accomplished, it is acknowledged that more remains to be done to improve access. Not all parts of the facility may be "accessible for all". So ONLY the areas of the building that are barrier-free are listed on this webpage. See the detailed description to know whether your access needs will be met before you go.

Parking

  • 5 designated accessible parking spaces (3 on east side & 2 on west side of building)
  • Accessible path of travel leads from parking lot to the entrance
  • Accessible passenger loading zone

Entrance

  • Front entrance is at ground level (no stairs)
  • Push plate/button opens door

Signage

  • International symbol of accessibility identifies barrier-free areas of facility
  • Tactile signage installed at doorways to change rooms & washrooms

Washrooms

  • Universal barrier-free 'single use washroom' in lobby
  • Universal 'single use washroom' in fitness area
    • No power operated door
    • No grab bars
  • Universal Change Room - 3 barrier-free washrooms
  • Female Change Room - barrier-free stall
  • Male Change Room - barrier-free stall

Interior building elements

  • 3 floors/levels in facility is accessed via stairs
    • Fitness Centre (Weight Room) is down 6 steps
    • Multi-purpose Room is on 2nd floor
    • Spectator Area is on 2nd floor
  • Reception counter has:
    • A barrier-free section
    • A counter induction hearing loop
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 - 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Fire alarms have audible & visual (flashing light) signals
  • Barrier-free path of travel through corridor to:
    • Change Rooms
    • Barrier-free Female Change Room:
      • Equipped with accessible private change cubicle, lockers, barrier-free washroom & shower
      • Circulation within has a clear width of at least 920 mm
    • Barrier-free Male Change Room:
      • Equipped with accessible private change cubicle, lockers, barrier-free washroom & shower
      • Circulation within has a clear width of at least 920 mm
    • Universal Change Room:
      • (2) private, barrier-free change rooms equipped with roll-in shower, grab bars, hand-held shower head, shower seat, toilet and accessible lockers
    • Pool deck
    • Colour contrast edging around the pool
    • Aquatic wheelchair available - rated at 350 lbs.
    • Pool Access (water entry/exit):
      • Portable stairs with handrails
      • Vertical ladder
    • Multi-purpose Room (Fitness Room)
      • No power operated door
    • Multi-purpose Meeting Room
      • No power operated door
    • Vending machine in lobby
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